CPU, APU & Chipsets News - Page 5
A new version of CPU-Z has been released and it adds preliminary support for Intel's next-gen Arrow Lake processors.
As you may be aware, rumors have been swirling about the potential release timeframe of desktop Arrow Lake CPUs for some time now.
In more recent times, most of that speculation has gravitated towards the idea that Arrow Lake is going to be arriving pretty late in 2024, towards the very end of the year, if not right at the end.
Intel launched its new Core i7-14790F processor without much fanfare during CES 2024, with its new 16-core desktop CPU not on any of the official marketing slides for the Raptor Lake Refresh, but it does find itself home on the Intel website.
The new Intel Core i7-14790F processor features 16 cores and 24 threads of Raptor Lake Refresh CPU power, with boost speeds of up to 5.4GHz and a base TDP of 65W, while the maximum turbo power flowing through the processor tops out at 219W. This new CPU will only be available in China, hence why the company isn't talking about this gem of a chip all that much.
Intel's new Core i7-14790F sits between the Core i5-14600K and Core i7-14700 processors, with the Core i5-14600K offering 14 cores and 20 threads at up to 5.3GHz, the new Core i7-14790K with 16 cores and 24 threads at up to 5.4GHz, and then the higher-end Core i7-14700 with 20 cores and 28 threads at up to 5.4GHz.
Update: AMD reached out to us for a correction, stating that "all" of the new Phoenix 2 parts will have dual-channel and that this was a mistake. That's a good mistake, which is awesome... all Phoenix 2 dies will have dual-channel memory support, not single-channel like we reported below.
AMD detailed its new Ryzen 8000G AM5 desktop APUs at CES 2024, where we can expect the Ryzen 8700G and Ryzen 8600G based on the Phoenix 1 dies, while the Ryzen 8600G and Ryzen 8300G are based on the Phoenix 2 dies.
We're learning that the Phoenix 2-based Ryzen 8600G and 8300G will be limited in their memory channels and PCIe lanes, which might be an issue, even for a budget platform. GIGABYTE's new B650E AORUS ELITE X AX ICE motherboard and Ryzen 8000G Phoenix 1 dies with PCIe 4.0 x8 for discrete graphics cards and PCIe 4.0 x4 ready for M.2 NVMe SSDs.
Intel has launched a slew of new 14th Gen Core Desktop Non-K, 14th Gen Core-HX, and Core 100U series processors to join the already released 14th Gen Core and Core Ultra CPUs on the market in desktops and laptops right now.
The new Intel 14th Gen Core Desktop Non-K processors are based on the Raptor Lake Refersh silicon, offering up to 24 cores and 32 threads of CPU power. Intel's current Core-K "unlocked" series processors are on the market now, with a default TDP of between 46W and 65W of power. These new non-K series processors will be offered up with or without an integrated GPU, which will arrive as the new Core-F series processors and are slightly cheaper.
Intel's new Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 processors will arrive with an Intel Laminar RM1 cooler, which is designed perfectly for these power-limited processors efficiently, with up to 154W of cooling capacity. The higher-end Core i9 processors in the new non-K series will have a beefier RH1 cooler that supports the Maximum Turbo Power of 219W on Core i9 non-K series processors.
Intel is promising that its next-gen Arrow Lake CPUs will be the first gaming processor with an AI accelerator, with a built-in Neural Processing Unit (NPU).
Not only that, but its next-next-gen Lunar Lake CPUs will have 3x faster NPU performance over its upcoming Arrow Lake CPUs. Intel has an NPU inside of its new Core Ultra "Meteor Lake" CPUs inside of new 2024 laptop designs, but the company promised to bring Arrow Lake AI gaming CPUs, where Intel will take a stand with AI gaming processors in its AI fight with AMD.
Intel is calling its upcoming Arrow Lake chips the "First Gaming CPU with an AI accelerator" and will be released later this year, sometime in Q4 2024. Intel's next-gen Lunar Lake CPUs will be released later this year as well, with a totally new CPU core architecture and major IPC (Instructions Per Clock) improvements.
AMD has announced new budget and mainstream gaming Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs at CES 2024, including the Ryzen 7 5700X3D and the Ryzen 7 5700 for AM4. AMD notes that these new "gaming processors" are designed for those who want a simple upgrade path on their existing AMD rig or want to assemble a cost-effective AM4 socket gaming PC.
The Ryzen 7 5700X3D includes AMD's 3D V-Cache technology, which is well-known for delivering exceptional gaming performance. Like the popular Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the new Ryzen 7 5700X3D is an 8-Core, 16-Thread processor but with a lower 4.1 GHz Max Boost and a 3.0 GHz Base clock speed (compared to 4.5GHz and 3.4GHz for the Ryzen 7 5800X3D). But at a much lower price, it could be the budget gaming CPU to get.
Throw in 100MB of Cache, a 105W TDP, and this new AM4 CPU priced at $249 USD is set to compete with the similarly priced Intel Core i5 13600K while delivering improved gaming performance.
The new AMD Ryzen 7 8700G ($329 USD), with built-in Radeon 780M graphics, can deliver fast and playable full-HD 1080p gaming even in demanding titles like Cyberpunk 2077. Naturally, to hit over 60fps, you're looking at low settings, and AMD advised that the new Ryzen 7 8000 Series isn't a replacement for discrete graphics - but it's impressive nonetheless.
Compared to the fastest integrated Intel desktop graphics (found in the Intel Core i7-14700K), using far less power, the Ryzen 5 8600G ($229 USD) and the Ryzen 7 8700G deliver 2X, 3X, and even 4X the performance in some titles. This is brilliant news for small form-factor mini PCs and should lead to some powerful, tiny gaming PCs.
The built-in Radeon 780M graphics is compatible with AMD's HYPR-RX software so it can access the driver-level Fluid Motion Frame frame gen tech to boost performance. AMD notes that even without AFMF, the Ryzen 7 8700G outperforms the entry-level GeForce GTX 1650 for gaming and productivity
Intel is cooking up a new Core i5-14490F processor, a new entry into the 14th Gen Core non-K desktop processor series, with a 65W TDP for Chinese gamers. Check it out:
The new Intel Core i5-14490F processor features 10 cores and 16 threads, which is split into 6 P-Cores and 4 E-Cores, which uses different silicon compared to the Core i5-14400 processor, silicon that's most likely sourced from higher-end SKUs.
It's being speculated that the new Intel Core i5-14400F processor uses either C0 and B0 dies, while the Core i5-14490F processor probably uses the B0 die. The B0 die uses the complete implementation of the Raptor Lake Refresh with its 8 P-Cores and 16 E-Cores, so Intel is cutting this down with the Core i5-14490F processor but with a larger memory cache.
MSI has posted a teaser video on its social channels for a new PC gaming handheld from the company - something to rival the Steam Deck, ROG Ally, Legion Go, and products from Ayaneo. The full reveal and announcement are coming at CES 2024 next week, where the company will probably have a few prototypes or models on hand for attendees to check out.
And to make it just that little bit more interesting, unlike most PC gaming handhelds on the market rocking AMD Ryzen "Phoenix" hardware with integrated Radeon graphics, this new PC gaming handheld from MSI could be using an Intel 'Meteor Lake' APU.
MSI is set to announce its very own PC gaming handheld at CES 2024 next week, so we don't have long to wait to find out what's under the hood. All signs indicate an APU from the latest mobile Intel Core Ultra line-up with integrated Intel Arc graphics. But how will it stack up against AMD's Ryzen 7 7840U?
AMD's new Ryzen 7 8700G has been teased, which will feature Zen 4 CPU cores and RDNA 3 GPU cores, and this new desktop processor has been benchmarked providing us with some juicy new details.
The new AMD Ryzen 7 8700G "Hawk Point" processor will feature the full 8 cores and 16 threads of Zen 4-based processing power and was benchmarked on the ASUS TUF X670E-PLUS motherboard with 32GB of DDR5-4800 memory. The new results are on Geekbench, with the Ryzen 7 8700G processor featuring a 4.2GHz base CPU clock and a 5.1GHz boost CPU clock.
This means the new AMD Ryzen 7 8700G processor features a CPU boost that's 400MHz to 500MHz higher than current desktop APUs on the market, led by the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor that features 8 cores and 16 threads of Zen 3-based CPU power.